Alliance for Reversing Ecosystem Service Threats

As a first milestone for the Alliance, we crafted a scientific evidence-based roadmap with the most credible data for the Government of India to achieve its sequestration target. This includes nearly 10 million hectares (10MHa) of degraded cropland and 1MHa each of degraded riparian habitats...

Mine restoration in Pandalgudi

The afforestation of the exhausted limestone mines in Pandalgudi began in earnest in Dec 2018, after an initial site visit in August of the same year. Previous to this, over the previous 2 years, various pilot projects had been undertaken to assess the use of native species for this kind of...

Gurukula Botanical Sanctuary

The private and public lands under the Gurukula stewardship through its ecosystem gardening programmes and the community outreach initiative called the Green Phoenix,  include first order stream with riparian vegetation, swampy valley fields and hill slopes of the  land has been clear-felled in...

Kishan Bagh

Kishan Bagh is a restored set of sand dunes that had collected at the base of a hill. The objective was to plant it up with grasses and shrubs in order to achieve the look and feel of a 'Roee' habitat, which is what you find out in the Thar Desert near Jaisalmer. We also wanted to lead visitors...

Restoring hill wetlands of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve

Initially the project was funded and supported by the Small Wetlands Programme of IUCN – The Netherlands Committee which led us to exploring and initiating our work on Hill Wetlands in the Nilgiris Biosphere Reserve. Its 2565 square kilometers were once covered in a mixture of tropical montane...

Shola-Grassland Restoration in the Nilgiri Plateau

The Nilgiri plateau located at the juncture of the Western and Eastern Ghats covers an area of over 2200 square kilometres. It has an average elevation of close to 2000m and was once covered by the shola-grassland mosaic ecosystem. However, less than 10 percent of this ecology now remains in an...

East Karbi Anglong Community Project

Youth for Forest - led by Green Hub team and Green Hub fellows, aims to increase the fragments across the region for restoration through community participation and collaborative action. Currently there are two sites under this project and we hope to increase them over the years. The site in...

Native Plant Garden at Dhodhakari

The landowner and custodian Dr CS Agarwal started this project with the intention of ‘creating a forest’ as a form of ‘service to nature’. In the first 6-7 years he planted many exotic species, including an amla plantation. Most of these exotics struggled to survive in this soil and perished....

Changlangshu Community Project

Youth for Forest - led by Green Hub team and Green Hub fellows, aims to increase the fragments across the region for restoration through community participation and collaborative action. Currently there are two sites under this project and we hope to increase them over the years. The effort...

Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park

We began work in Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park in 2006 to try and restore the natural ecology of a large, rocky wasteland next to Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur. It had suffered years of neglect and was overrun by invasive Prosopis juliflora whose seeds had been broadcast from the air in the 1930s....

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Shreyas SK

I started out as a Plant enthusiast and slowly grew into studying Plants and the Environment. Soon, I learnt the urgency to protect the fragile ecosystems of the planet. My master's thesis was based on an independent research work I...

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